The CAFO Blog

Developing Social Work Capacity in Low-Resource Environments

FacebookTwitter Principles of social work are at the core of ensuring vulnerable children are cared for in a safe and healthy way.  However, due to lack of availability or inadequate funding, many organizations have limited or under-resourced social work staff, posing risks to the well-being of the children and families they serve.  How do we […]

Optimizing Futures for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FacebookTwitter Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (formerly called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) can occur in individuals whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASD can affect physical, cognitive, and emotional development, and the effects may be lifelong. This condition tends to occur more frequently in children whose biological mothers live in low resource environments or lack adequate prenatal […]

Basic Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation: Measuring Effectiveness

FacebookTwitter A child’s well-being is significantly linked to the quality of care he or she receives. But how do we know if care is “quality?” How do we know whether the vision we have outlined is truly being accomplished in the way we care for vulnerable children? Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process by […]

Microfinance and Orphan Care

Most orphans know poverty intimately. It is a primary reason children become orphans in the first place, and often impacts orphans deeply through their childhood and beyond. So addressing poverty directly is a vital facet of caring for the orphan—from helping struggling families stay together to providing a livelihood for orphans as they enter adulthood. […]

Help Wanted: Protecting Orphans from Human Trafficking

As part National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, gain an overview of the global human trafficking problem, its impact on orphans, and what orphan care ministries, churches, and motivated individuals can do to make a difference. Presenter: Tom Davis, Children’s Hopechest